More Than Meets The Eye
Smoke & Mirrors launches a brand new progressive cocktail menu
Developed by Head Bartender Yugnes Susela and his team, the menu consists of ten cocktails that use culinary techniques to artfully present an intricate play on names, presentation and flavours.
“I’ve always been intrigued by how a chef would plate a cocktail if they were behind the bar. For a year, my team and I researched unique flavour profiles and methods used by chefs who push culinary and imbibing boundaries. We drew inspiration from our individual experiences, surroundings and travels to create ten new cocktails,” says Head Bartender Yugnes Susela.
Challenging standards of traditional cocktail classification like style and strength of spirit base, The Playful Eye cocktails engage all senses by using culinary techniques, original flavours and presentation styles that are typically associated with food. An example is the M.C – N.L. that comprises cacao-infused vodka, sweet vermouth, pineapple juice, coconut nectar and Pu’er tea. Shaken and served in the style of a potted plant surrounded by edible ‘soil’, the drink’s crown garnish is the nutty Cinnamon Basil herb from urban farming partner Edible Garden City.
A highlight of the new menu is unique garnishes, and each of the cocktails represents Smoke & Mirrors’ essence of mirage and magic. From the cloud meringue used in Cloud & Air to edible ‘soil’ in Smoke & Mirrors, guests are in for a delightful surprise. The new menu will also follow Susela on a regional tour to internationally renowned establishments from the Q&A Bar in Bangkok to Omakase + Appreciate in Kuala Lumpur and more.
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The Playful Eye cocktails